Pictures at an Exhibition

Reception this Sunday (27 September) from 2-5 p.m. @ Michigan by the Bottle Tasting Room.  All particulars are on the photo. Come chat, sample the good Michigan wines, and take a look at the art work hanging on the wall at MBTB.  Look forward to seeing you.

September Sentiments

Well, here it is 9-11-2015.  Fourteen years ago today I was at work and heard the news that some planes and flown into the twin towers.  The office buzzed with anxiety, people wondering what was going on, and (since I worked in the defense industry) security heightened within our building.  Just about everyone congregated in the cafeteria to gape at the news[...]

We The Vehicles: A Tribute to Detroit Bicycle Culture - Opens Friday July 31 - 6PM

Be sure to visit Detroit Artists Market for the new show which promises to be adventuresome to say the least.  Using old bike parts, artists were challenged to come up with something unique and creative.  I know what I submitted, but I can't wait to see what other people have produced.  You can find out more about this exhibit by clicking on the link in this[...]

Composition Tips for Photography

Since I get these newsletters (or whatever you want to call them) in my email, I figured I'd share them with anyone who's interested.  They come from Picture Correct. Enjoy and maybe learn something from these tips.  Not only might it be helpful for you, but posting these tips is a good way for me to remember where I put them.

Upcoming Events for The Water Closet Werks

One of my images was selected for the 87th Regional Exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art. That exhibit runs June 4 through August 5. If you're in the Muskegon area, treat yourself to a visit of this little known gem of a museum. Closer to home, another of my images will be on exhibit at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's 2015 Michigan Fine Arts Comp[...]

Dreams and Wings

Oakland County Parks is offering an experience to view the world from a new perspective for children with disabilities aged 6 - 17.  Go to the website to read more about Dreams and Wings.

Season finale of the Cheese & Burger series

Well, the birds have abandoned the nest they started in our bird house.  I couldn't figure out why, so I decided to look up the answer.  According the the blog at Wild Birds Unlimited,  "chickadees shop around for nest sites. They check out lots of potential locations. They have been known to begin excavating and even start building a nest in three to five d[...]

Episode 3 of Cheese & Burger

We're getting concerned.  We haven't seen Cheese and Burger in a couple of days.  The sparrows are trying to get into the nest box, but so far, they don't fit into the openings.  We hope they haven't abandoned the box and return. These little birds, with their black cap and bib and white sides to the face, fascinate us to no end.  The sexes look alike exc[...]

Episode 2 of Cheese & Burger Move In

Cheese & Burger continue to keep us entertained.  Cheese (the male) sits on the perch and sings his "hey baby" song.  I've seen two birds, but lately just Cheese.  The naughty sparrows keep trying to invade the home, but fortunately, they're too big to get inside.  When I was positive the birds were out and about, I opened the back of the house to see wh[...]

Cheese and Burger Move In

Day 1 - Today a pair of chickadees (Cheese and Burger) moved into the purple birdhouse.  It's a two story building, and I think they've decided to occupy both floors.  They didn't need a moving van, but I did see them bring in some furniture - no TV so at least I know they won't be tapping into my cable.  LOL  We were anxiously awaiting their move in as they[...]